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The Medici citrus collection by Bartolomeo Bimbi, 1715

In botany, a fruit is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries, and in some cases accessory tissues. Fruits are the means by which these plants disseminate seeds. Many of them that bear edible fruits, in particular, have propagated with the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship as a means for seed dispersal and nutrition, respectively; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world's agricultural output, and some (such as the apple and the pomegranate) have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.

In common language usage, "fruit" normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures of a plant that are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, oranges, grapes, strawberries, bananas, and lemons. On the other hand, the botanical sense of "fruit" includes many structures that are not commonly called "fruits", such as bean pods, corn kernels, wheat grains, and tomatoes.

The section of a fungus that produces spores is also called a fruiting body. [...]

Recipes With Ingredient: Fruits

Maple Pecan Sausage Rolls

Maple Pecan Sausage Rolls with Duo of Dips

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Growing up with British ancestry, sausage rolls were pretty much a staple. They were the preferred hors d'oeuvres at any ...

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Sweet and Salty Olive, Grape and Fig Tapenade

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Poached Pear and Cherry Frozen Yogurt

Merlot Poached Pears with Low-Fat Cherry Amaretti Frozen Yogurt

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If you're planning on a hearty main for your sweetheart this Valentines Day, then this low-fat fruity dessert will be ...

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Venison with Cherry Brandy Sauce

Rack of Venison Chops with Cherry Brandy Sauce

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This stunning main course is a variation on an exclusive Kitchen Foreplay recipe that features one of my favourite proteins, ...

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Sunchoke Soup

Sunchoke and Pear Soup with Cranberry Gastrique and Spiced Pistachios

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Sunchokes (aka. the Jerusalem Artichoke) is an underappreciated root vegetable that pairs beautifully with sweet flavours and work perfectly for ...

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Shrimp Cold Rolls

DIY Asian Shrimp Cold Rolls with Spicy Mango Ginger Dip

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Here in my house, we all love a good "DIY" project when it comes to food. It's fun, manual, interactive, ...

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Cranberry Kumquat Compot with Cherries and Persimmons

Cranberry Kumquat Compote with Dried Cherries and Persimmons

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This recipe would be stunning with your holiday turkey or would be perfect as part of a Valentines themed meal. ...

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Beet and Apple soup

Sweet Beet and Apple Soup with Boar Bacon, Walnut and Apple Topping

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I originally created this recipe as a starter for my Valentines Day date night dinner. It's packed with so much ...

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Crock-pot BBQ Peach Pulled Chicken Sliders with Peachy Slaw, Caramelized Onions and Chipotle Mayo

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This is a simpler and healthier take on the classic BBQ staple, pulled pork. Using chicken as apposed to pork ...

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